The enfranchisement of many women over 30 in 1918 was the result of a long and difficult struggle by many to achieve equality for women. The ruthless and peaceful campaigning of the Suffragists made a great contribution to this triumph. However, some people believe it was other factors that impacted on the votes for women in 1918. The Suffragettes efforts to win the votes for, and change attitudes towards women cannot be ignored. The Great War also cannot be overlooked as women made a huge contribution to their country during the war, and many believe we could not have won the war without women.
Women in the past have always been underestimated. Until 1920, women could not vote, or dress a certain way, or cut their hair a certain way. Women have always been controlled, and rightfully so it has always been a man that has been the controller. Women before the 1920’s had a right to riot, to be misfits, to fight for their right although, now that they have their rights, fully and completely, they have everything they could have ever imagined. Now in the twentieth century, women have the right to do anything, run a business, run for president, purposely be a single mom, so on and so forth.
However, she does not speak the same of the meal she “enjoyed” at the women’s university- to say the least. In comparison to the soles served in a deep dish, Woolf was served a soup: more specifically “a plain gravy soup”. Is this the same person writing? Along with the soup, there were “…sprouts curled and yellowed at the edge”. As she describes this meal she uses none of the flavorful diction as she did with the men’s meal, but writes of it as if it is necessary to eat it just to live.
Frankie Sutton Quinn CP US History II 20 October 2012 A Battle for Woman's Suffrage In the United States today, according to a 2010 census, more than half of the country consists of females. If woman still did not have suffrage rights, then more than half of the United States' voices would not be heard during elections. About one-hundred years ago, women in the United States did not have the right to vote, but thanks to heroic women like Alice Paul, women now have the privilege of voting. With her persistence and dedication along with many other women, woman's suffrage had been ratified in the nineteenth amendment of the United States. Alice Paul initially was apart of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), which was formed in 1890.
I thought this book was going to be of older women and the jobs of the household. After reading this book, my idea of women during this period flipped. I thought they just kept their household and raised their children but they do so much more. Ulrich explains the hardships of not only Martha but other men and women in the town. Ulrich shows that women did a lot of work through this time.
Title IX: The Stronger the Better By: Melissa Andrade United States History Mr. Nelson April 11th 2012 Times are changing. Women are no longer the typical stay at home wives, who just cook and clean. They are stepping into important jobs, becoming independent and strong figures in society. The United States has a woman in the important position in the secretary of state, Hilary Clinton. Half the graduating class of every law school is made up of females.
As a woman that excites me. This past year I was able to vote for the 44th president of United States. Just to think that if all of the rallys and such didn’t happen in the Progressive era by woman I would have been able to
Planned Parenthood Few things in our culture are more polarizing than Planned Parenthood. It’s an organization vilified by conservatives, defended by liberals and trusted by millions of American women and men, young and old. It’s an organization that counsels millions of women across this country dealing with wanted or unwanted pregnancies. At it’s best it’s a vital organization to our community. Planned Parenthood is a widely known organization.
How extensively did the political status of women change during the period 1868-1997? By defining ‘political status’ as women’s involvement in pressure groups, their Parliamentary representation and their ability to directly involve themselves with politics, it is evident that women have made substantial headway. From as early as 1870, women gained some voting power, until complete enfranchisement in 1928; from the conspicuous absence of women within Parliament to Thatcher’s premiership, women have, legally at least, gained a degree of gender equality. However, the political status of women had plateaued by the end of the period, ergo the change in women’s political status has been quite limited. In regards to the franchise, women’s political status has changed the most - women have been granted the vote on an equal footing with men, making this the most extensive and indisputable change.
The women were successful in gaining the Susan B. Anthony Amendment because they stopped at nothing to make it happen. Alice Paul was a very radical American suffragist and activist. She was arrested three times and went on hunger strikes. She was someone who just wouldn’t back down. She started out by joining the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) lead by Carrie Chapman Catt.